Here's a taste of the data Heavy Duty Trucking and Work Truck collected during the publications' latest fleet safety survey. - Photo: Unsplash/Linh Pham

Here's a taste of the data Heavy Duty Trucking and Work Truck collected during the publications' latest fleet safety survey.

Photo: Unsplash/Linh Pham

A new annual fleet safety survey conducted by Work Truck and sister media brand Heavy Duty Trucking has revealed when it comes to safety, light- and medium-duty fleets appear to take similar approaches.

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Of the 157 total respondents, 39% stated they had Class 1 or 2 trucks in their fleet, while 35% claimed to own Class 3/4/5 trucks. Another 32% said they run Class 6 trucks.

The top three fleet types in the light-vehicle category were construction/mining, government fleet, and for-hire trucking fleets. For medium-duty, the top two were the same, with wholesale coming in third.

Top respondents for light-duty fleets classified themselves as corporate/executive management, including owner/operator; fleet manager/administrator; or operations management. For medium-duty, the top two were the same, with maintenance/shop management placing third.

Above all, the results indicate there isn’t much difference between light- and medium-duty fleets in terms of safety measures. The report reveals both kinds of fleets seem to value similar safety strategies such as keeping vehicles well maintained, using backup cameras, and embracing behind the wheel training.

Be sure to check out the upcoming November 2021 issue of Work Truck for the complete results. 

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